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George William Elvin was born in Wymondham, Norfolk and initially enlisted into the Norfolk Regiment at Norwich on 7th May 1915. He was posted to the 3rd Battalion, Norfolk Regiment with service number 18947. Six months later Pte. Elvin was transferred to the Border Regiment on 9th November 1915 and was posted to the 7th Battalion, Border Regiment on 20th November with the new service number of 23185. Pte. Elvin entered France together with the 7th Battalion Border Regiment on 30th December 1915.
The 7th Battalion Border Regiment joined the 51st Brigade of the 17th (Northern) Division and first saw action on the Somme. It was during the preparations for the Somme offensive that Pte. Elvin suffered from severe shell shock on, 27th June 1916, during a particularly heavy German bombardment. Pte. Elvin was admitted to Field Hospital on 2nd July, 1916 and was invalided home from France on 4th July.
He was posted back to the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion, which was based in Barrow-in-Furness. Unfortunately, while based in Barrow Pte. George William Elvin was accidentally killed whilst off-duty, by being struck by a lorry on 27th October, 1916.
He was buried in the cemetery at Barrow-in-Furness aged 19 years.
The 1914-15 Star Trio is sold with copies of the MIC, casualty sheets and service papers. The original award paper for the 1914-15 Star is also included as are the two brown envelopes for the War and Victory medals.
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